Govt extending health facilities to low-income group despite difficulties: President

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APP44-16 ISLAMABAD: February 16 - President Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Professor Derek Bell along-with a delegation called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain Friday said the government was extending health facilities to the low-income group though it had been a difficult task to provide health services in a populous country like Pakistan.
In a meeting with President Royal College of Physicians Professor Derek Bell who met him along with a delegation at Aiwan-e-Sadr, he said the cooperation of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh with Pakistani medical colleges and universities should be increased to enhance the professional capabilities of Pakistani doctors.
He hoped that the visit of Dr Bell to Pakistan would help increase cooperation by providing Pakistan doctors with more training opportunities in the world’s leading institutions.
The president said there had been very successful efforts in controlling the fatal diseases like dengue in Pakistan which had built the capacity of Pakistan’s medical institutions.
He said the government had been taking numerous measures to provide low-cost health facilities to the citizens. In this regard, the Punjab government had executed good projects that would yield better results, he added.
Professor Derek Bell said his organization was pondering over the proposals of training Pakistani physicians that would be finalized soon.